Secondary Archive / Anna Konik

Secondary Archive / Anna Konik

Secondary Archive tells the history of non-Western — primarily Central and Eastern European — art through the lens of gender, covering the period after WWII through the present. This archive is composed of artistic statements and unknown pages of the biographies and practices of female artists.

Over 250 artists, 40 curators and one platform that turns the spotlight on statements of women from Central and Eastern Europe. Secondaryarchive.org is a unique, international project, representing three generations of artists from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Its aim is to help promote, discover, and rediscover women artists and the most valuable phenomena of contemporary art of our region from the female perspective.

The project was created by the Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation (Poland) together with Easttopics (Hungary), Björnsonova (Slovakia) and MeetFactory (Czech Republic) and in cooperation with Zachęta - National Gallery of Art in Warsaw.
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund.